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Man sentenced to probation for 2010 Corvallis mosque firebombing

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Cody Crawford, 2011 jail booking photo Cody Crawford, 2011 jail booking photo
Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center room damaged by fire in 2010 Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center room damaged by fire in 2010
CORVALLIS, OR (KPTV) -

A man accused of firebombing a Corvallis mosque in 2010 was sentenced in court on Wednesday.

A judge sentenced Cody Crawford to 5 years probation and he will remain at Oregon State Hospital until 2018.

In November 2015, Crawford pleaded no contest to intentionally throwing a firebomb into a Corvallis mosque.

Authorities say in Nov. 2010, Crawford threw a soda bottle full of gasoline and oil into the Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center. 

Crawford was granted release from jail in 2012. He's been at the Oregon State Hospital since 2014 after suffering a mental breakdown. He has been diagnosed as high-functioning autistic, and also with bi-polar disorder.

In court, Crawford read a statement in which he says the Corvallis community turned on him:

"Throughout the entire last five years since the fire happened, I have always told everyone that I did not start the fire. I was harassed and bullied by Detective Pool of the Corvallis PD. The social rejection I faced from my community in the very liberal Corvallis was more than I could take. I literally felt like my world ended when everyone though/was told that I was responsible for trying to destroy something they hold sacred; freedom."

Nobody was injured in the 2010 mosque fire and one room was damaged.

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